Give Us Your Best Frida! Frida and Diego Look-Alike Contest At The New York Botanical Garden!

Frida Kahlo from Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Frida Kahlo from Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What better way to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday, which is today, July 6th, than by dressing up like her or Diego Rivera?

On Saturday July 11th The New York Botanical Garden will be filled with plenty of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lookalikes—from children to adults—in a competition to see who can pull it off best!

As many of our readers already know, Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, one of the most anticipated exhibitions, is in full swing and what better way for Frida lovers to commemorate her life than to dress up like her or Diego?

Registration is a must as spots are limited (only 50 contestants may enter) so make sure you head on over to the website to register. All registered participants will receive FREE ADMISSION to NYBG on Saturday, July 11th for the event.

According to NYBG:

“Participants will be judged on the creativity and accuracy of their ensemble by Garden Staff judges as well as audience appreciation. Three winners in both the Frida and Couples categories will be chosen and awarded a gift bag from Shop in the Garden valued at $30, $50, or $100, and will also receive two tickets for an upcoming Frida al Fresco evening event. Additionally, posed photos will be taken in front of the Conservatory’s Casa Azul and elsewhere in the Garden, and made available to the winners. Kids’ Contest participants will each receive a prize for participating, with additional prizes for the three selected winners.”

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City, 1939 / Image credit unknown via
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City, 1939 / Image credit unknown via

Kids contest will be from 2pm-3pm and Frida and Diego adult contest will be held from 4pm-5pm.

Whether you haven’t seen the exhibition or are a repeat visitor, you definitely want to go on this day and enjoy the fun even if you don’t participate.

Can you give us your best Frida or Diego? Show us we want to see! Tag us on instagram @welcome2thebronx or Twitter @welcome2thebx

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